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this is why you should want your only on the dog. millions of sim cards or risk of being hacked in mere minutes thanks to a bug which could leave personal data on phones wide open to anyone who wants it. every fifth victim of u.s. drone strikes in pakistan is a civilian a leaked report deals another blow to america's claims that only minutes since the targets. and the think tank in britain predicts an ever widening gap between rich and poor and welfare cuts leading to speed that sure isn't. a welcome you're watching r t coming to you live from moscow with me and. the sim
card in your mobile phone maybe leaving it wide open to hackers and surveillance teams trying to access your data up to seven hundred fifty million phones are reportedly at risk from an in-built bug which allows any third party to steal the sims encryption keys and to see expects turns out that as many as seven hundred fifty million cell phones around the world could be carrying flawed sim cards that could potentially leave their owners vulnerable to financial fraud and surveillance now sim cards hold key user data and have up until now been generally known to be one of the most secure parts of a mobile phone however the recently discovered bugs could allow hackers to access personal information and carry out illegal transactions and this was researched and announced by thirty one year old ethical hacker and we're now in german court break of course to know after repeated attempts to hack into sim cards over the last.
three years you know says a shocking number of them can be hacked within minutes no has discovered a way to essentially get complete control of an individual's phone by finding out the unique encryption key of each sim card with just one hidden text message allowing whether breaks into the system to do whatever the user of the phone is able to do and what this means is if there is credit card information or pay-pal data on that given cell phone being broken into that information becomes acceptable and could easily be used often without the cell phone user realizing that this is being done before it's potentially too late artie's video agency abruptly spoke exclusively with course you know who described in more detail the threats that this could all lead to. short term threat when criminals finally acquired this method is fraught they will abuse the cards to send a message for instance they could also. from different countries where they're disused looking at the midterm surveillance questions because to do
encrypt hold the voice communications originating from the phone as well as data communication so all of this could be intercepted and decoded by a well equipped surveillance team now are no less known for his activity in exploiting vulnerabilities of secure systems and then providing companies with his findings so they can fix these issues before criminal hackers lay their hands on these technical flaws and he estimates that roughly a quarter of the total three billion sim cards using the data encryption standard throughout the world could be impacted by this research that is now conducted and supported you know that there has been no pattern identifying exactly which sim cards manufacturers are more more vulnerable than others but the security expert says it will take hackers about six months to figure out how to do what he has done and releasing this information now gives manufacturers enough time to catch up and fixing this. the un international telecommunications union has dubbed these latest
revelations quote highly significant and is now in the process of notifying agencies in almost two hundred countries. another concern is us security services don't even need access to your phone card to watch you they don't even need you to turn it on there's more about the n.s.a. sophisticated spying methods of r.t. dot com and while the operations of the national security agency now equivalent to nuclear secrets r.t. dot com explores how the organization is protecting itself to prevent the next edward snowden from exposing. right from the scene. first for you and i think you're. on our reporter's. instagram.
on. u.s. drone strikes in pakistan have resulted in a high number of civilian deaths according to leaked documents from pakistani officials that report details attacks over a three year period and contradicts washington's claims of being precise in targeting militants a total of seven hundred forty six people were killed by more than seventy drone attacks from two thousand and six to two thousand and nine and the documents indicate that one in every five of those victims was a civilian a lot of children were among them too they made up twelve percent of the total number of casualties cia director john brennan has insisted that drone strikes are only authorized if civilian civilian casualties can be avoided but as artie's reports washington is expanding operations to have
a drone in every corner of the world. u.s. intelligence services want to have the world covered on top of spying on the world communications washington is expanding its drone surveillance operations as you know under the umbrella of fighting terror the u.s. now operates a host of bases in the middle east and africa a lot of these operations seem to have little or nothing to do with u.s. national security like the work that u.s. spy drones do for the turkish military so u.s. camera equipped predator drones hover above the rugged border with iraq and stream high resolution imagery to the turkish armed forces helping them pursue fighters from the kurdistan workers party or p.k. kate here you see a kurd to got hold of some pieces of a u.s. drone that either crashed by itself or was shot down not clear so there's this synergy between the u.s. and turkey where the turks host the u.s. drone base and the u.s. does surveillance for them the u.s. is making other tradeoffs in the region and thanks to such favor exchanges it gets
to increase its presence there oftentimes against the will of the people in some of those countries for example the pew research center has just released a survey showing that eighty two percent of turks disapprove of the obama administration's international campaign of drone attacks but regardless of the backlash the march of drones continues an expense for beyond known combat zones the commander of u.s. forces in africa told congress in february that he needed a fifteen fold increase in surveillance recorded songs sending televisions gathering on the continent fifteen fold that's in africa the pentagon says the u.s. is also committed to increasing its surveillance in asia and the pacific. which effectively means beware china at the other end of the world in south and central america u.s. military commanders say they need drones for counter-narcotics operations so in every region on every continent there is something to keep an eye on but everybody
understands that it's not just an eye wherever there are the spy drones there will be the predators waiting right behind to go on a kill mission and washington's request and that's where america's world policing or urges often clash with international law in washington i'm going to check them. in other news at least five hundred inmates most of them senior al qaida members are on the run in iraq after two high security prisons near baghdad were attacked by gunmen they killed at least twenty security personnel in a battle that lasted around ten hours before setting the prisoners free sara flounders co-director of the international action center told us that the prison break highlights the troubling security situation in the country. grape itself as a prison was notorious for us torture techniques humiliation sexual humiliation tactics that were used it was turned back over to the iraqi government
we have no idea if any conditions improved so there was a prison break that we do know but we also really know that it's the us war and occupation that consciously created the sectarian violence of course al qaida or the government they don't serve the interests of the iraqi people but the policy of inflaming sectarian differences and consciously for mentoring and providing arms and funding and whatnot to groups who inflame sectarian violence that policy came from the u.s. of course the state of security for any of the people of iraq has been terrible has been terrible through the years of u.s. sanctions absolutely devastating during the u.s. invasion the years of occupation and it hasn't substantially improved since. still ahead for you in egypt it is a case of deja vu as rival rallies of pro and anti morsi supporters turned deadly
we look at a country in another full blown revolt. a left wing think tank is warning inequality in the u.k. could skyrocket in the next few yeas if the government doesn't review its welfare policies the fabian society says cuts to benefits will increase the gap between rich and poor twice as fast as under margaret thatcher in the 1980's the period known for high unemployment the study says the coalition's tax and benefit changes would be as bad for inequality as the government's record if not worse because by twenty fifteen david cameron will have been prime minister for. less than half the time margaret thatcher was the situation is described as a speeded up action replay of that tourism report urging different political parties to take action and reverse the worrying trend set by conservatives to
tackle the budget deficit r.t. sarah firth has more. well let's take a look at some of the details of that report published for the fabian review today now it places the blame firmly on the coalition government's policies around cuts to benefit and tax credits saying that that is raising the inequality between the rich and poor now the projections that they make of the poorest families could be set to the percent of their income on average that compares to three percent of the net income on average the days in the second wealthiest tax bracket now some of the way that happens if you take a look at council tax in the u.k. for example that charge is a much higher percentage to families on those late middle incomes whereas those in the higher incomes much smaller percentage of their disposable income to council tax so you can already see some of the disparities between how families and
managing their income now this report coming at a time where we're expected some positive me about the economy with g.d.p. figures to be really that that's going to show some modest growth but i think what this report is trying to do is to bring the conversation back now to income equality and of course that comparison to that too isn't he think would come as quite a shock to many in the liberal democrats in the coalition government he would have spent time he thought back in the one thousand nine hundred fighting against exactly the types of impact to the policies that are now acting as part of the coalition government and earlier we spoke to the man behind the green inequality forecasts economists would read he says the u.k. government's way of tackling financial problems the most fun ripple. obviously the u.k. has a pretty hard deficit in the property finances and we've been told that the
austerity measures that the coalition government has introduced are kind of necessary to get the public finances back on track without i haven't really managed to date much of so far but the point is that why that x. rises and benefit costs being introduced as the court records families holiday. week long sort of made who are hiring but next round house is going to bring mining the sort of social security benefits and tax credits which we grow our incomes we save including we grow our incomes. you know so people who we should be joining courage and so we're seeing being hit hardest is going to mainly be families with children especially and so that young younger on employed. in the u.k. is rising rich and poor gap is also a field by immigration with foreign workers willing to take jobs for low wages and
that said to calls to tighten the immigration tester cilla investigates the trend with long term unemployment in the u.k. hitting a seventeen year high long lines of job centers have become a typical and while many britons are struggling to find a job a recent report by to finish academics says that immigrants from eastern europe are seven percent more likely to be employed and this trend generally holds true in the agriculture business on this berry farm here in kent the workers spend about eight to nine hours a day picking berries in the sun in the heat it is physical work now under the seasonal agricultural workers scheme of the u.k. it's estimated that there are thousands of foreigners working on the u.k. farms. robert pascoe who runs this farm says there are between three hundred and three hundred fifty immigrant workers during the harvest season mostly coming from eastern europe remaining probably in the majority we need supply of people who come
in for the summer season and that's not so popular amongst the english people because they they want continuity is not considered to be. a profession in the same time you've got a lot of keen enthusiastic and bright eastern europeans to come for six months and we see how bright they are they enjoy doing what they're doing and wish to stay longer and of course they're becoming more permanent like a volley or maybe he's been working on this farm for nine years do you mind do we all this physical hard work i think i'm doing that if i was moving during that i was not here. for fishing in office somewhere in back of my country the report comes on the one hand amid the government's goal of decreasing net immigration to the tens of thousands and concerns that cheap migrant labor is decreasing local wages and on the other hand widely unpopular cuts to the u.k.'s welfare system
which your work and pensions secretary says is in order to restructure the culture to discourage people from living off the dole and find work and stick are that most british people are strongly hardworking and you know industrious we've also got an element it's true i think we've got an element of people who don't want to work on the question have big but then you've got another problem which is the benefits trap and that's what we should be concentrating on how do we get our people back into work how do we motivate young motivated and you don't do that by bringing in wives and wives of cheap labor who just get on because them by the end of the year the use jumper you work and travel restrictions of bulgarians and romanians will be lifted giving them the same rights to work in the u.k. as other e.u. citizens farm owners spirit. this would lead to bulgarians and romanians leaving for jobs. in our. countries others fear this will bring in an influx of immigrants not only jobs benefits as
well. this prolonged recession pushes more people towards the towards poverty the public debt is going through the roof it is now reached a new record high of ninety two point two percent of g.d.p. you can head to our website for the details also on the line of booze that quite in the ceiling plays supermarket shelves of alcohol you can check out the video footage on in motion page and all you cheap channel and another click away online it's not just the n.s.a. even your own call is tracking you vehicles coming off assembly lines now have a special device installed to measure your speed and driving data all is all that is on our website at r.t. dot com.
i've seen the perception of the cross many times it doesn't matter if there's snow a heat wave or hail storms people keep on going i don't expect anything just one i told myself i keep on going as long as my heart told me to that's all i want to at the moment micki i have sense so mind she's see i'm carrying these sayings on my shoulder. do you want me to put a bandage here you know that's fine a lot of people were so exhausted they could barely walk their feet hurt and some of them fainted who've already vacuity three to wanted to keep going i don't know what tomorrow will bring.
welcome back now rival rallies of supporters and opponents of the deposed president morsi have turned deadly again at least nine people were killed and dozens injured in clashes in cairo and around the capital thousands of islamist demonstrators attempted to storm terry square where anti morsy supporters have been gathered for weeks police deployed armored vehicles and gas against the crowds several morsy supporters were detained but despite the turmoil the interim government is pressing ahead with amending egypt's constitution and muslim brotherhood refuses to recognize the panel tasked with drafting the document journalist mohammed sabri
believes that after the recent violence the military will employ ever harsher measures to hold the protests. the muslim brotherhood are actually have proven over the past week specifically over this week that we or willing and planning to get to continue to paralyze the capital cairo the paralysis of the city is in fact could in fact hinder any any attempts to stabilize the situation by calling for elections or by trying to hold and assembly for the constitutional amendments which probably will lead to further violence it will also lead to harsh or crackdowns by the military and the police force on for all wars year pro protesters because you have evidence that this this movement is actually oil and is willing to use goes on is against whoever opposes them. so with thousands dead and egyptians
involved in seemingly permanent protest politically the country has gone full circle and is back to where it started and many feel the high price for no change is too much is artie's porous layer reports. that says he was egypt is in sadness people are not feeling safe anymore from the day the revolution starts and we have not seen a happy day everything is in from the bad to worse let's fifty one people died in clashes on one day one of them are also noisy son. this was the moment of his death captured on film by the twenty six year old photographer he aims his camera towards a military sniper sniper fires and then suddenly turns the rifle and points towards the camera lens the film ends and so too does a midlife. let's just say he's to think about these children that die and wonder what happens to their mother now i'm one of those mothers we used to say
our country is the country of peace and security but all of that has changed. son of salad was one of those who fought for that change he quit his job in saudi arabia to return to egypt to be part of the revolution that overthrew president mubarak these are the ideals they fought and died for but more and more it seems they failed simple demands i think egyptians want to see quick wins they want to see people who are really keen on change but if that doesn't come i think i think you know with like well like you know going to the street in i think it's becoming like a ritual you know what we need to get away from it to start building i know how long can you go to the street is a popular joke doing the rounds in the country right now egyptians don't topple a president every day only once every two years but underlying the humor a glum reality a new pew research center poll has found that only thirty percent of egyptians
think the country is headed in the right direction roughly three in four say the economy is in bad shape and fifty six percent are dissatisfied with the way democracy is working we want we deserve a better life we didn't revolve around the twenty fifth of jan to get such a target believe the brotherhood talk. or think they can only benefit from egypt without getting any scraps of the people for two years egyptians have been on the street more than two thousand people have been killed for the families left behind is a growing since the deaths were in vain seen it and have been is a real lucian did not produce a positive outcome for the people it's like the revolution has a new and started no one in egypt is happy if you walk in the street everyone is depressed everyone is talking about the problems that egypt is going through. and so two revolutions later egypt it seems has come full circle the army's back on the
street for the second time in as many years ironically it's the only institution that continues to get close. gratings seventy three percent of egyptians believe it has a good influence on the country but with the threat of street battles just around the corner if it doesn't play its cancer right even that is set to change policy r.t. . well let's have a quick look at some other international news in the philippines at least thirty eight people have been injured in clashes with the authorities thousands took to the streets to vent their anger at the president's state of the nation address in which he listed is ministrations achievements protesters claim is failed to make sufficient reforms after six years in power. ten people were hurt when a passion passion jet plane crashed on landing at la guardia airport in new york the forward landing gear collapsed as it touched down causing the playing to slide
off the runway there were one hundred forty nine people on board the flight at the time. america's genetically modified food giant monsanto was scrapping plans for new crops in the e.u. because the safety of its biotech foods has led to protests across europe and beyond however monsanto said it will continue to press brussels to allow it to import g.m. harvest grown and side the e.u. it is artie's peta all of the reports europe remains resistant. here in europe we're hearing a resoundingly no when it comes to genetically modified crops so much so that the american g.m. giant monsanto has decided that they are not going to do any more business inside the european union that currently monsanto provides g.m. seeds to farms in spain in portugal to grow corn the other thing is that corn isn't the corn that european consumers want they want things like this organically grown or conventionally farmed that's what they want to see on their plates at home now
monsanto had been in the process of applying petain and more licenses inside the e.u. this was to grow things like more corn as well as sugar beets and soya beans now they've decided that since there really isn't a market for these products in countries like here in germany as well as france some of the the most vocal anti g.m. countries around the world as well as the amount of red tape and hoops that they would be made to jump through five fish oils that's prompted them to say forget about those ten licenses we're going to concentrate on our conventional seed business here in europe and forget about the g.m. stuff now they're not the first g.m. company to decide that europe isn't the place for them the german genetically modified food group b a s f decided last year to pack up their european operations and move all of their business to the united states so it seems that when it comes
to genetically modified food here in europe well it's a no from the consumers and it's a no from the politicians and the officials the consumers don't want to buy it and the politicians will make it hard for you to grow it. i'll have more news for you in about half an hour's time up next we look at what russian orthodox believe is all willing to endure in order to get close to christian readings. i've talked with you and many times about the absurd things going on all around us like kids being thrown out of school because they had a gun that shoots bubbles or various people getting punished for their tweets and facebook posts it's all really abstract it's hard to truly get angry over until you
see the results or playing a stupid video game just carter sarcastically said to someone who called him crazy oh yeah i'm real messed up in the head i'm going to go shoot a bunch of kids at school l.o.l. j k and for this bit of sarcasm he spent quite some time awaiting trial in a texas prison not only that according to his father he was being attacked brutally on many occasions leading to both to pull concussions and black eyes and in the end he had to be thrown into solitary confinement for his own good you see this is the ugly reality of those who for the bad side of political correctness you know i don't talk about these stories just for fun the main thing that i'd like to say is that it wasn't for some anonymous coward in canada turning him into the authorities for doing absolutely nothing this young man would not have to live with the memory and possible injuries from numerous assaults to the anonymous canadian who turned him in i sarcastically wish you a horrible fate but you probably get me arrested for it so just say that it's people like you who allow tyranny to exist but that's just my opinion.
on the. and went. i didn't expect anything i just want i told myself that i would keep going as long as my heart told me to follow the people and that was always wanted to that moment. yes but though i felt something i want to tell my future children about us i still don't know what it was made me oh i understand it later i just was sitting and crying yesterday i can't explain it. i felt a lot here i was even a little scared by it all i remember one morning in the village of boulder it was three am and it seemed like people were coming up from the grass lots of them gathering with icons in their hands and moving forward a real sense of the russian spirit.